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Season 7 Episode 17

The One with the Truth About London

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 22, 2001 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: In the London flashback when Chandler is talking to Monica, she says "Wouldn't you be?" and folds her arms. When the camera switches, her arms are no longer folded.

    • Goof: In the London flashback, Monica is not wearing the same dress that she wore in "The One with Ross's Wedding (1)" which took place on the same night.

    • Goof: At Carol's house when Ben is repeating everything Rachel says, Rachel's purse keep switching from in her hand to over her shoulder.

    • Goof: In Central Perk when Joey is reading his speech for the wedding ceremony, Chandler's legs are on the coffee table. When the camera angle faces Joey, you can still see Chandler's shoes on the table. After the speech when the shot changes to Chandler, his legs are crossed and one shoe is on the floor.

    • Goof: When Rachel shows Ben the quarter prank, she sets the pencil back on the table so it is facing straight ahead. When the camera angle goes back to the wider shot, the pencil has moved.

    • Goof: At the beginning when Chandler and Monica are talking in Central Perk, Chandler's legs keep switching from right-over-left to left-over-right between shots.

    • Goof: When Joey walks in on Chandler and Monica, the three paintings behind the beds are different to those in the episode "The One With Ross's Wedding (1)".

    • Goof: When Joey walks in on Chandler and Chandler says he was watching a movie, the TV the reflection is wrong. Chandler's not on the bed, Joey isn't by the door, and even some of the pictures on the wall have changed.

    • Goof: When Chandler and Monica jump into bed to have sex, Chandler undress rather quickly and gets into bed, where as Monica just jumps under the covers with her dress on. When they count they then count to look under the covers at each other naked, they never show that Monica had taken off her dress.

    • Goof: In the scene near the beginning of the episode where Joey enters Chandler and Monica's apartment asking if they found a minister for the wedding, a boom mic is visible.

    • Goof: In the London flashback the box of condoms Chandler bought is blue. But in the beginning of "The One With Ross's Wedding (1)" we see that the box of condoms Chandler bought is orange.

  • Quotes

    • Chandler:: You wanted to sleep with Batman, and instead you had to settle for Robin.
      Joey:: This is crazy.
      Phoebe:: I know. Robin is so gay.

    • Rachel: So now what have we agreed?
      Ben: No more pranks.
      Rachel: And, and what else?
      Ben: That you and daddy were not on a break.
      Rachel: Very good.

    • Ross: Hey, listen can you do me a big favor? The dean's office just called and said there was an urgent meeting. Can you watch Ben for like an hour?
      Rachel: What, what about Monica?
      Ross: Oh, she isn't home.
      Rachel: So it would just be me, alone?
      Ross: Well, Ben would be there.
      Rachel: Huh, um...
      Ross: What's the matter?
      Rachel: Well that, y'know it's just, uh, I've never done that before. Me and him alone.
      Ross: Rach, he's not an ex-con.

    • Ross: (To Ben, who is in the bathroom) Everything okay in there?
      Ben: Don't talk to me now.
      Rachel: Aw. Just like his daddy.

    • Phoebe: (Reading the side effects of the headache medicine) Oh, my God. "Dizziness. Nervousness. Drowsiness. Facial swelling. Nausea. Headache"...Headache. "Vomiting. Stomach bleeding. Liver damage." Now, I don't recall any of this coming up when you gave me these little death capsules. Oh, I'm sorry. "Extra strength" death capsules.

    • Rachel: Remember all that stuff I taught you yesterday?
      Ben: Remember all that stuff I taught you yesterday?
      Rachel: Don't do that.
      Ben: Don't do that.
      Rachel: Seriously. Your dad doesn't like pranks.
      Ben: Seriously. Your dad doesn't like pranks.
      Rachel: Ugh, Damn it!
      Ben: Ugh, Damn it!
      Rachel: No, No, don't say that!
      Ben: Damn it!
      Rachel: No, go back to repeating!
      Ben: Damn it!
      Rachel: Oh, Crap.
      Ben: Oh, Crap!

    • Monica: Wow, you are really fast.
      Chandler: It bodes well for me that speed impresses you.

    • Rachel: (About Ben) I haven't taught him anything that a normal six year old doesn't already know anyway.
      Ben: Crap!
      Rachel: I've gotta go.

    • Ross: Rachel. What are you doing here?
      Rachel: I'm just visiting my good friend, Carol.
      Ross: Your good friend?
      Rachel: Ya.
      Ross: What's her last name?
      Rachel: Carol... Lesbian?
      Ross: Nice.

    • Monica: It's not a big deal!
      Chandler: Of course it's a big deal! You wanted to hook up with Batman, and instead you ended up with Robin! (gets out of the apartment)
      Monica: This is so wrong!
      Phoebe: I know! Robin is so gay!

    • Chandler: How drunk are you?
      Monica: Drunk enough to know that I want to do this, not so drunk that you should feel guilty about taking advantage.
      Chandler: That's the perfect amount!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • In the beginning of the scene where Ross confronts Rachel on the pranks she taught Ben, Rachel can be seen reading a copy of To Kill A Mockingbird right before the knock on the door.

    • Chandler: You wanted to sleep with Batman and instead you had to settle for Robin.

      Batman and the Boy Wonder Robin, also known as the Dynamic Duo, are a fictional superheroes published by DC Comics and released in 1940.